Baker Hughes Announces February 2014 Rig Counts

HOUSTON, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI) announced today that the international rig count for February 2014 was 1,341, up 16 from the 1,325 counted in January 2014, and up 66 from the 1,275 counted in February 2013. The international offshore rig count for February 2014 was 318, up 16 from the 302 counted in January 2014, and down 5 from the 323 counted in February 2013. 

The average U.S. rig count for February 2014 was 1,769, unchanged from the count in January 2014, and up 7 from the 1,762 counted in February 2013. The average Canadian rig count for February 2014 was 626, up 122 from the 504 counted in January 2014, and down 16 from the 642 counted in February 2013.

The worldwide rig count for February 2014 was 3,736, up 138 from the 3,598 counted in January 2014, and up 57 from the 3,679 counted in February 2013.      

February 2014 Rotary Rig Counts




















February 2014


Month


January 2014


February 2013




Land

Offshore

Total


Variance


Land

Offshore

Total


Land

Offshore

Total


















Latin America

327

73

400


-1


328

73

401


339

88

427


Europe


91

41

132


6


87

39

126


82

53

135


Africa


114

40

154


15


106

33

139


77

36

113


Middle East

351

45

396


-7


360

43

403


308

42

350


Asia Pacific

140

119

259


3


142

114

256


146

104

250

International

1,023

318

1,341


16


1,023

302

1,325


952

323

1,275


















United States

1,714

55

1,769


0


1,711

58

1,769


1,708

54

1,762


Canada


625

1

626


122


503

1

504


641

1

642

North America

2,339

56

2,395


122


2,214

59

2,273


2,349

55

2,404

















Worldwide


3,362

374

3,736


138


3,237

361

3,598


3,301

378

3,679

































About the Baker Hughes Rig Counts
The Baker Hughes Rotary Rig Counts are counts of the number of drilling rigs actively exploring for or developing oil or natural gas in the United States, Canada and international markets.  Baker Hughes has issued the rotary rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944, when Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of US and Canadian drilling activity.  Baker Hughes initiated the monthly international rig count in 1975.

North American rig count data is scheduled to be released at noon central time on the last working day of each week.  The international rig count is scheduled to be released on the 5th working day of the month.  Additional detailed information on the Baker Hughes rig counts is available from our website.

Baker Hughes is a leading supplier of oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. The company's 59,000-plus employees today work in more than 80 countries helping customers find, evaluate, drill, produce, transport and process hydrocarbon resources. For more information about Baker Hughes, visit: www.bakerhughes.com.

CONTACTS:


Media Relations: 

Christine Mathers, + 1.713.439.8738, christine.mathers@bakerhughes.com

Investor Relations: 

Trey Clark, +1.713.439.8039, trey.clark@bakerhughes.com


Eric Holcomb, +1.713.439.8822, eric.s.holcomb@bakerhughes.com

SOURCE Baker Hughes Incorporated



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